Archives for: March 2006, 06

03/06/06

  09:57:54 pm, by The Dreamer   , 222 words  
Categories: Hardware, Computer, Networking, BOINC, RoadRunner

My new 'box'

Well, got it set up, and everything seems to be good, once I did a quick reconfigure of some of the hardware. Namely the network adapter. Though I can't really fully test it, because as luck would have it....it is the 6th of the month.....which means my RoadRunner service is out.

I don't know what it is, but my service is more likely to go out around this day than at any other time. By some strange coincidence it is also when the bill is due. Of course, I can't do much, because no RoadRunner...means I can't access my bank account nor call Time Warner. :`(

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  03:09:39 pm, by The Dreamer   , 174 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, Home Theatre

Decided to do something about the flaky SELECT....

Link: http://www.hifi-remote.com/jp1/disassemble/

Over time my URC-6131 remote has been getting harder and harder to work the select and arrow navigation on my ReplayTV menus.

I had tried battery swaps and various things, but finally accepted that I may have to resort to opening up the remote and applying the FAQ response for select button problems with these style of remotes.

So, while killing time after the arrive of my new 'box' and before my upcoming phone interview....I found myself trying to pry open the remote (while watching some shows from my ReplayTV at the same time)....

Well, as it was reported there was this 'liquid' under the select button....I cleaned the pads and put the remote back together.

While I had it opened, I also pushed the IR LED forward...which I hear will help widen its range.

Well, reworking the buttons...things aren't any worse than before. I suppose it has improved a little bit...but it still isn't 100%. :..(

Hopefully the remote will last for as long as I keep my ReplayTVs going.....

  12:26:10 pm, by The Dreamer   , 74 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, Hardware, Computer, Networking, BOINC

'box' is here....

...and while there are no IVS transfers in progress, so in theory I could do a quick swap with little impact.

I do have a couple of phone interviews scheduled for later this afternoon, where a problem in the swap might cause problems....so I guess I'll delay doing things until after those. Plus it'll give the computer a chance to warm up.... :P

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Now instead of subjecting some poor random forum to a long rambling thought, I will try to consolidate those things into this blog where they can be more easily ignored profess to be collected thoughts from my mind.

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